Bret Michaels Is Walking Again
Plus, his sister says his condition is not fake.
Michelle Sychak spoke out again Monday on her brother Bret Michaels' condition. Sychak says while the experience surrounding Bret's brain hemorrhage has been "eye-opening" -- especially how the media have handled it -- Bret continues to get better every day. Sychak was also clear to address the rumors that Bret's condition was a publicity stunt.
Bret Michaels is the only boy in his family and has two sisters. His sister, Michelle Sychak, has been vocal about her brother's condition after suffering a stroke/subarachnoid brain hemorrhage nearly two weeks ago.
Michelle Sychak laughed that Bret gave her a pat on the back for her interview last week when she appeared again on The Todd & Tyler Radio Empire (here's Radar's clip) on Monday morning, revealing that Bret Michaels is beginning to move around his hospital room. Sychak said she talked to Bret on Saturday, and he's "definitely doing better and was kind of getting up he was starting to walk a little bit." Sychak continued, saying that the blood in Bret Michaels' brain is beggining to drain into his back, causing some pain at the moment. Sychak said, "He's up and moving but it is not going to surprise me if he is still in the ICU on Friday." No doubt staying down would be frustrating for Bret Michaels, as he's known for being incredibly fit and taking excellent care of his physique.
Sychak added that watching Celebrity Apprentice reminds her of how good her brother is as an entertainer -- plus, she said, he's constantly thinking about business and is great to fans. And Sychak wanted to be clear about the fact that her brother's condition is very real. She said she's been online and seen where reporters and some members of the public are suggesting that Bret Michaels is faking being ill for publicity. "It started when [Bret's people] put out that thing about him possibly going back on tour," Sychak said. "I think the way that was posted on his Web site was misunderstood." Sychak clarified, "The soonest that he would ever even have the chance [to return to the stage], in the best case scenario" would be May 26, as Bret's publicist has reported. For now, Sychak says, "There's no way" Bret Michaels could make his return to his music career right now..
Flip through our Bret Michaels slideshow, then get our story on the top-notch (and formerly top-secret) facility where he's staying for neurological tests and treatment. Also, stay with LimeLife as we watch for updates after Bret Michaels' press conference on Tuesday.